Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's javelin throw

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Women's javelin throw
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Dates October 14
Competitors 16 from 11 nations
Winning distance 60.36
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Angéla Németh  Hungary
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mihaela Peneş  Romania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eva Janko  Austria
← 1964
1972 →

The Women's Javelin Throw event at the 1968 Summer Olympics took place on October 154 at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Yelena Gorchakova (URS) 62.40 m Tokyo, Japan October 16, 1964
Olympic record

Competition format[edit]

The competition consisted of a single final round. Each athlete is allowed three throws, with the top eight athletes after that point being given three further attempts.

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Németh, AngélaAngéla Németh  Hungary 57.66 60.36 55.56 57.54 X 53.30 60.36
2nd, silver medalist(s) Peneş, MihaelaMihaela Peneş  Romania 59.92 54.68 X 51.40 58.36 X 59.92
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Janko, EvaEva Janko  Austria 54.60 X X 46.44 46.24 58.04 58.04
4 Rudas, MártaMárta Rudas  Hungary 56.38 X X 51.60 X 52.68 56.38
5 Jaworska, DanielaDaniela Jaworska  Poland 55.78 56.06 52.34 51.88 X 53.20 56.06
6 Urbančič, NatašaNataša Urbančič  Yugoslavia 53.80 X 55.42 X X 55.42
7 Koloska, AmeliAmeli Koloska  West Germany 53.54 54.08 X 54.00 55.20 X 55.20
8 Launela, KaisaKaisa Launela  Finland 53.96 51.44 X X X X 53.96
9 Friedrich, BarbaraBarbara Friedrich  United States 53.44 51.00 52.16 N/A 53.44
10 Tsymosh, LidiyaLidiya Tsymosh  Soviet Union X X 53.40 N/A 53.40
11 Bair, RaNaeRaNae Bair  United States 49.54 48.08 53.14 N/A 53.14
12 Krawcewicz, LucynaLucyna Krawcewicz  Poland 51.54 X X N/A 51.54
13 Dahlgren, JayJay Dahlgren  Canada 51.34 51.10 48.04 N/A 51.34
14 Evert, ValentynaValentyna Evert  Soviet Union X 51.16 X N/A 51.16
15 Platt, SueSue Platt  Great Britain X 44.94 48.52 N/A 48.52
AC Strasser, ErikaErika Strasser  Austria X X X N/A NM

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